The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds will start the final game of their three-game series not long after their morning coffee Sunday when they face off at Great American Ball Park. The game is the first of the 18-week streaming-only Sunday Leadoff Series. The games start at 11:30 a.m. ET and give the featured teams an exclusive window until 1:30 p.m. ET. The Reds (16-30) won the first game of the series 5-1 on Friday. Then they eked out a 3-2 win against the the Giants (24-21) when they nailed the tying run at the plate to end the game on Saturday.
San Francisco is listed as a -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100) at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at nine (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows the Giants have the advantage on offense and that expected Reds starter Tyler Mahle comes in off his worst start of the season. The right-hander allowed eight runs and two homers in that outing and has had major issues with walks. Now he faces a Giants team that is second in MLB in walks (3.9 per game) and has scored the third-most runs (226). Joc Pederson has 11 home runs, and Wilmer Flores has 10 doubles and they have a combined 51 RBI. Thairo Estrada has team-high 41 hits.
The model also has considered that the Reds have been on a strong run after getting off to an abysmal 3-22 start to the season. They are 13-8 since then, and they face a San Francisco pitching staff that has allowed the third-most hits in the majors (212) and has the third-worst WHIP (1.36). Giants starter Alex Cobb has a 6.25 ERA and the bullpen ERA is 4.53 ERA, fifth-worst in the majors. Three Reds have at least 10 doubles, including Brandon Drury, who also has eight homers and a team-high 26 RBI.
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